Trekking Overview
 
When one thinks of Tibet it is likely that images of Lhasa, the Dalai Lama, the Himalaya, and trekking come to mind. Trekking is the most popular activity of visitors to Tibet and for good reason. Trekking gets the visitor away from cities and into the magnificent landscapes that make up most of the country. Trekking also gets you into contact with nomads and villagers who still practice traditional Tibetan ways. Trekking in Tibet is not for every traveler, as the conditions are harsh and you will incur risks, but the reward is worth it for those who go.
What is Trekking?
Trekking is a multi-day tour with outdoor, historical, and cultural experiences. Most treks involve overland and some rough-terrain travel. Generally by foot, you'll discover the geography, culture, flora, fauna, and tribes of Tibet. Trekking allows you access to villages that have no electricity or roads, contact with villagers who might never before have seen a Westerner, and up close contact with the incredible geography of the Tibetan plateau.

The actual act of trekking need not be super strenuous. Trekkers generally don't carry more than a daypack, leaving the rest to yaks. Also, much of the trekking is not up peaks but is along valleys, limiting the vertical gain and loss.
Why Trek?
Trekking brings you closer to the country you came so far to see. From the grasslands to villages in the high-lands, you'll get to see how the Tibetans farm their land, raise their yaks, pitch their tents in remote areas, and pay homage to the spirits. You'll see the variations in architecture, agricultural practices, and religious beliefs.

Due to restrictions and cultural barriers, there are limited opportunities to meet Tibetan people in relaxed, comfortable and candid situations. A trek greatly increases your opportunity to interact with local Tibetans.

It is possible to trek on your own in some places in Tibet, carrying your own gear. However, Tibet is not set up like Nepal with guesthouses where lodging and food can be purchased in villages. Also, few locals speak English and trails are often not well defined because of the lack of population. For these reasons, it is much safer and usually more fun to travel with a group when trekking.
 
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